Aloha and happy almost weekend to YOU! We are soooooo close now! πŸ™‚

I’m popping in today to share this super fun Paper Smooches card!I thought the Rainbow die would be fun to use in a circle, with lots of rainbow colors!

I die cut everything out, added some scoring to the panel and then stitched it all on. Love that little pineapple dude and his shades. ❀

I need to get this one in the mail soon!

Paper Smooches: Rainbow Dies, Pineapple 2 die , Pineapple Crush 2.

Grab a glass of lemonade and hop over to check out the Paper Smooches Blog — the PS Design Team really rocks! You’ll be glad you did! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! Happy weekend! Enjoy!


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Ellen Hutson’s New August Release!

Today, there is a fun NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson!The Leading Ladies are back and busier than ever! I always enjoy all the little stamps Brandi Kincaid includes in her sets, so I ran with those! πŸ™‚

You can check out the entire release: Essentials By Ellen August 2018 Complete Release!

I first peeled off these cute little supplies from the newly released: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Teacher Lady By Brandi Kincaid. There are coordinating dies HERE. I stamped them all in black. (This seems to be my current *thing*. Haaa!) After that, I cut some strips to stitch on and added the Alphas from the previously released: Classic Block Alpha. ❀ these alphas!

I thought this would be fun for a teacher or a student! Or even for administration! πŸ™‚

And then, I focused on the light bulb! I colored these very loosely with Copics for a different look.

I really enjoy all the fonts on these new sets! The handwriting mixed with straight text: ❀ !

This next card, I almost just tossed out. The next morning, I decided it was not as bad as I had thought the night before. Do you do this? It’s so silly! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used both new Leading Lady sets, getting the clipboard from the new: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Medical Lady By Brandi Kincaid. The coordinating dies I used are HERE. I also used the previously released: Abstract Paint Strokes.

When I finished this next card, it didn’t feel so cheerful. But I decided that it would actually be a pretty good man card to send. So I kept this one too. πŸ™‚ This one uses more of the Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Medical Lady By Brandi Kincaid set.

Loving that “feel better” sentiment–great size, great writing! πŸ™‚ I also used a tag from the previously released: Concertina Tag.

I kept these cards pretty simple and enjoy how they turned out in the end. These new Leading Ladies are fun and quite a delight to have added to my collection! The actual ladies are sure to meet on a card here really soon! πŸ˜‰ There’s a whole party going to happen!

Hope the rest of your weekend is great! Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you to Ellen Hutson for including me in their new release fun today!

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Good Health

I had to do a double take that today was actually Friday! We have officially begun the countdown to school starting too. :/

Today, I’m popping in to share this clean and cheerful Paper Smooches card. I thought this one turned out fun. πŸ™‚

After masking off the area, I blended on some ink for the background . I die cut the bike a few times and added some stripes. I stamped the sentiment and added stitching to finish it all off. ❀

Love having this card made and ready to mail! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches: Bicycle Die and Body Language (sentiment).

Don’t forget the Paper Smooches Blog has something new to see everyday!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!


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Technique Tuesday Release Day! August!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday August products to be available HERE!

For this fun card I used this crazy fun new die that my son adores, of course! πŸ™‚ This new die is called: Cars on the Road Border Dies: Gah! So fun and unlike anything I have, which makes it even better. πŸ™‚ The sentiment is from the new Sassy Vacation Memories stamp set. ❀️!

This next card, I whipped up real quick because I thought this car would be super fun for holiday cards too! For this, I used the new Christmas Birds Stamp Set and then cut out the little gifts using the coordinating dies HERE. I cannot wait to use this stamp and die set more. Stand by for that because CUTE lil’ birds!! πŸ™‚

Dashing through the snow….in August! πŸ™‚

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. They have been amazing (as always) this week!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW August products from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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August Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s August Release Countdown! It is a really Gr-EIGHT release.Β  <– See what I did there? πŸ™‚

For this card, I used the new-soon-to-be-released TT set called, Olive the Octopus Stamp SetΒ and the coordinating dies from Olive the Octopus Crafting Dies:. The puns just slay me every time! πŸ™‚ (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, August 1st)

I colored the images with Copic markers and die cut out the octopus. For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink to blend on some color to both panels. I wasn’t planning to match the pink IΒ  colored the octopus, but that’s where it ended up! πŸ™‚

I also wanted to use this fun new border die called:Β Waves on the Border Crafting Die.

I added some score lines and some stitching to polish off the card before adhering everything down.

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, August 1st! πŸ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the August Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new August release! Oh goodness–it is a FULL one! πŸ™‚ Such fun!

This card showcases the new uber fun Sassy Vacation Memories Stamp Set. The sentiment is also stamped on a new diecut from theΒ Captions and Labels Crafting Dies: I love that little ticket look, but I just couldn’t squeeze the coordinating stamp on from the forthcoming new set My Trip Stamp Set.Β .The die cut worked out just fine alone though. πŸ˜‰ (*These links will all work once the sets are released on August 1st.)

I colored all the images with Copic Markers and added a few little tidbits with a white gel pen. I made the die cut and stamped the sentiment on there and set it aside. Then, while I held my breath, I added all the crazy stitching. I meant to fill it in a little more on the bottom there, but I completely forgot until seeing this photo just now. Ack! πŸ™‚

This new Sassy stamp set, Sassy Vacation Memories Stamp Set is of course a favorite of this release. Teri speaks my language. I always love the sentiments that make me laugh. ❀

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via their links on August 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s blogs to link to. πŸ™‚

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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You’re My Universe

Another week has wooooshed on by this summer! I’m convinced they are picking up steam each week we near closer to the start of school.

I’m popping in today to share this fun little Paper Smooches card I made with some fun little dudes!.Β  πŸ˜‰

My son’s favorite color is orange, so every opportunity I get to sneak in some orange, I do it. πŸ™‚ And it may or may not be one of my favorites too. πŸ™‚

I’m working on stocking up my stash of cute little cards for his lunchbox this year. ❀

I stamped that little guy in the spaceship by first masking it off. Then I colored everything with Copic markers. I diecut out some simple circles and added some gold stars. I finished off the card with some simple scoring and some stitching. πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches goodies: Space Cadet.

You can hop over and check out all the latest on the Paper Smooches Blog.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead!!


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